Coldplay trip the light fantastic

Coldplay's Chris Martin performs live at Mount Smart stadium in Auckland, during the "A Head Full of Dreams" world tour.

Chris Martin's technicolour dreamland is brought to life in a one-off show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.

Keith Urban's post-quake gift

The week before his show in Wellington, Urban announced that he would be giving free tickets to  Emergency services ...

Cancelling his Welly show due to earthquakes? Never. The singer sees it as an opportunity to give back.

Shots fired, but at who?

Rapper J Cole performs onstage during The Meadows Music & Arts Festival.

J Cole's latest track talks about the hero who let him down and it's got people guessing. Is he talking about Kanye?

New man for Sam Hayes?

Hamish Pinkham, R&V founder, and news presenter Samantha Hayes are rumoured to be in a relationship.

R&V founder Hamish Pinkham and Samantha Hayes are rumoured to be dating.

Coldplay deny concert rules video

Chris Martin from Coldplay has spoken about the rules enforced for the band's Mt Smart concert.

Chris Martin speaks out about those bizarre bans, and blames stadium management.

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Jamie Oliver birth controversy

"Only strange people found it odd we let our kids watch the birth."

"Only strange people found it odd we let our kids watch the birth."

Keith Urban's post-quake gift

The week before his show in Wellington, Urban announced that he would be giving free tickets to  Emergency services ...

Cancelling his Welly show due to earthquakes? Never. The singer sees it as an opportunity to give back.

Ashton Kutcher reveals son's name

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher named their newborn son Dimitri.

The actor wanted to name his new son Hawkeye, but it "didn't cross the Mila threshold."

Columbus bows out in style

Pallbearers carry the red casket of Ray Columbus into St Patrick's Cathedral in Central Auckland.

Ray Columbus' life was celebrated in style at his funeral on Saturday.

Hats off to Ben Harper

Ben Harper performing in Rio in 2013.

The old hits came out as an older, wiser Ben Harper showed Auckland he's still got it.

Shots fired, but at who?

Rapper J Cole performs onstage during The Meadows Music & Arts Festival.

The rapper's track talks about the hero who let him down and it's got people guessing. Is he talking about Kanye?

Farewell to Ray Columbus

Ray Columbus: November 4, 1942 -  November 28 2016

Full coverage of the tributes to New Zealand Legend Ray Columbus from his funeral.

New man for Sam Hayes?

Hamish Pinkham, R&V founder, and news presenter Samantha Hayes are rumoured to be in a relationship.

R&V founder Hamish Pinkham and Samantha Hayes are rumoured to be dating.

Kourtney and Scott are back on!

After nine years together and three children, and a divorce, TV personalities Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian have ...

Set free the doves and shower us in rose petals: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are giving love another go.

Book of nude pictures a 'violation'

Emily Ratajkowski says she was not aware of the book's publication.

Model takes legal action after publishers announce book of previously unseen photos.

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Jamie Oliver birth controversy

"Only strange people found it odd we let our kids watch the birth."

"Only strange people found it odd we let our kids watch the birth."

Ashton Kutcher reveals son's name

The actor wanted to name his new son Hawkeye, but it "didn't cross the Mila threshold."

Columbus bows out in style

Shots fired, but at who?

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Kourtney and Scott are back on!

Set free the doves and shower us in rose petals: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are giving love another go.

film

Special-Agent Keisha

Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes at the premiere for Showtime's Roadies.

Actress to star in new crime show with Australian star Sam Worthington.

Sausage Party OK for 12-year-olds

French censors have given Sausage Part a 12 rating, despite an explicit group sex scene.

Swears, drug taking and a 2 minute long cartoon orgy? Sure, that's fine for kids.

Scorsese's Silence a hellish shoot

Liam Neeson is just one of the actors who put his body and mind on the line for Martin Scorsese's new film Silence.

Starvation, simulated torture - sounds like we've found 2017's The Revenant.

Documentaries on demand

Nick Cave's 20,000 Days on Earth is one of more than 130 documentary titles available on DocPlay.

DocPlay is like Netflix for documentaries, and it's now available in New Zealand.

music

Coldplay deny concert rules video

Chris Martin from Coldplay has spoken about the rules enforced for the band's Mt Smart concert.

Chris Martin speaks out about those bizarre bans, and blames stadium management.

Rocker retread: why 'tribute albums' suck

Maybe they shouldn't have... Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett made a cover album.

We have Rod Stewart to blame for a string of luke-warm 'tribute' albums by ageing rockers looking to burnish their reputations.

The talented Ms Hay

At the launch of 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' at the Auckland Art Gallery, with Katie Mills.

Karyn Hay made her name in television, but these days, she is focused on her radio show and writing novels.

Susan Boyle's Christmas resurrection

She's lived the celebrity life in London, but Susan Boyle has chosen to move back into the village - and very house - in ...

She owns a "posh house", so why is SuBo back in the home she grew up in?

tv & radio

The 10 best TV shows of 2016

Emerald Fennell, Helen George and Charlotte Ritchie in Call The Midwife.

From Game Of Thrones to Funny Girls we pick the best TV shows of the year.

'The most boring voice in the world'

Max Irons as Carter and Sam Neill as Lord Carnarvon in Tutankhamun.

Actor Max Irons shares his first impressions of Tutankhamun co-star Sam Neill.

From Baldrick to history man

British actor Tony Robinson playing the character Baldrick from the TV series The Black Adder.

Sir Tony Robinson is making an outrageous - cunning even - plan to get himself back to New Zealand.

Hamish and Andy to quit radio

Hamish and Andy will have a new show on Nine but details are being kept under wraps.

Aussie radio duo 'Hamish and Andy' announce they will quit their hit radio show to concentrate on TV.

books

What's wrong with the US

Best selling author Jodi PIcoult.

Best-selling author says "there are no words for where my country is heading."

'A book is not a toy'

James McNeish had the face of a "Renaissance prince", one fellow scribe once suggested.

From dodging the mafia in Sicily, to living on a remote New Zealand peninsula, James McNeish's body of work matched his adventurous life.

The talented Ms Hay

At the launch of 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' at the Auckland Art Gallery, with Katie Mills.

Karyn Hay made her name in television, but these days, she is focused on her radio show and writing novels.

Farewell Dolly, we'll miss you

Dolly, we'll miss you!

It was the teenage bible we not only loved but also needed.

arts

Honouring Rita Angus

A mock up of what the Rita Angus mural could look like.

She's not on a bank note, but Rita Angus' portrait could soon be painted on a central Wellington wall.

Quake damage museum remains shut

Twenty staff jobs are now in limbo at the Rotorua Museum.

Rotorua Museum staff in limbo as decision made to keep it closed following quake damage.

Replicating their grandmother's ink video

Julia Mage'au Gray using the traditional "hand poke" method to tattoo Gem Wilder at Pataka Museum, Porirua.

The ancient art of Melanesian female tatu is being revitalised by women paying homage to the ink their grandmothers had.

Photographer captures glowworms

Shaun Jeffers was inspired to move to New Zealand after watching The Lord of the Rings films.

Shaun Jeffers spent long hours in a cave in chest-deep water to capture his images of glowworms.

stage & theatre

Ballet comes to life

Lina Seveliova and Nariman Bekzhanovwere impressive as Clara and the Nutcracker in the Russian Ballet's performance on ...

The Russian Ballet brought magic to life when they came to town.

Rhys Darby is a Mystic Time Bird

Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby will be doing a full tour of New Zealand in July and August next year.

The Kiwi comedian is returning home for a stand-up tour of New Zealand in 2017.

Movie music's gladiator on his way

Popular Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer will visit New Zealand for a one-off concert in Auckland in April.

The Dark Knight composer steps out of the shadows for tour that includes NZ

Pop-up Globe cast announced

Rawiri Paratene played Polonius and the Gravedigger in Globe to Globe's Hamlet. He'll feature in the Pop-up Globe's ...

Pop-up Globe season to feature Whale Rider star and Shakespeare veteran Rawiri Paratene.

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